Board of Directors

Bill Capps

Chairman of the Board

Bill has been a member of IACIS since attending the Basic Class in 2004 while the Sr. Forensic Analyst of the Digital Evidence Unit of the Charleston (SC) Police Department, obtaining his CFCE in 2005. While in that capacity he was instrumental in the lab being the 3rd ever to obtain the ASCLD-LAB ISO Accreditation. Read More »

M. Gene Shantz

President - Instructor

Gene Shantz is currently employed with Stroz Friedberg as a DFIR Manager. Gene worked in law enforcement for 11 plus years and concluded his law enforcement career as a Detective Sergeant with the Flagstaff Police Department in Arizona. In 2007 Gene was selected to attend the IACIS BCFE course in Florida and achieved the coveted CFCE Read More »

Jason Otting

Vice President

Rich Johnson


Dave Melvin


David Melvin is a Manager, Digital Forensics and Incident Response for Stroz Friedberg in Los Angeles, California. In his role, David is responsible for providing immediate response for network and data breach incidents, performs digital forensic collections and analysis of all types of digital media including but not limited to laptops, desktops, servers and mobile Read More »

Todd Bignucolo

Director of Certification

Todd Bignucolo is a police officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. In 2008, Todd attended the BCFE course in Florida, obtaining his CFCE in 2009. From 2009 to 2019, Todd was active in the CFCE Peer Review phase, holding the positions of Coach, Regional Manager, and Division Administrator. In 2016, Read More »

Scott Pancoast

Director of e-Services

Since 2003, Scott has been a Computer Crime Specialist with the National White Collar Crime Center. In that position, Scott has been actively involved in establishing, creating and updating much of the content in the computer forensic courses available through the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). The creation of the content involved extensive research, Read More »

Darren Freestone

Director of Ethics

Darren Freestone has been volunteering for IACIS since 2002 and joined the Board of Directors in 2019.  He has 16 years experience in law enforcement and now works in the private sector.  His skills and experience include digital forensics, open source intelligence, R&D, reverse engineering, training and software development.  Darren wishes to see IACIS continue to grow its Read More »

Brent Whale

Director of Marketing

Brent has been an IACIS member since 2001 when he attended the Basic class in Orlando as a member of the New Zealand Customs Service. Brent retired from Customs after twenty-two years of service in 2007 and is now the owner of Computer Forensic Solutions Ltd. Brent has had an active involvement with the Certification Read More »

Erin Mitchell

Director of Standards

Erin is currently a Lieutenant with the Texas Office of the Attorney General and has been a Digital Forensic Examiner since 2009. Erin has been an active IACIS member since 2013 when she attended the Basic class in Orlando. Since earning her CFCE, Erin has had an active involvement with IACIS. Erin has been a Read More »

Troy Lawrence

Director of Training - Instructor
CFCE, MS - Digital Forensics, Ph.D. in progress

Troy Lawrence is a thirty-one year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department and is currently a sergeant assigned to the Digital Forensic Lab. Troy began his forensic career in 2000 and attended the 2001 IACIS® conference in Orlando. He received his CFCE on September 13, 2001. Troy began coaching IACIS® students and was selected Read More »